Andrew McKenna Lee

Andrew McKenna Lee

BandFolkAcoustic

diverse, ecclectic, psychadelic, virtuosic, "post modern with a modernist slant," expressionistic, textural

Biography

Described as “full of imagination and technical expertise,” Andrew McKenna Lee’s music is an organic synthesis of contrasting elements from a variety of styles and influences. A native of Charleston, SC, he began his musical studies on the guitar at age twelve and soon after went on to pursue composition. In recent years, his music has been performed by such ensembles as the Brentano String Quartet, The American String Quartet, ensemble ereprijs, Talujon, the New Jersey Symphony, Kroumata, Proteus, Janus, and eighth blackbird.

His works have been presented at many festivals, including the International Music Festival of Toroella de Montgrí, Spain, International Gaudeamus Week of the Netherlands, the Stockholm Arts and Sciences Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. His music has also been heard on WNYC’s New Sounds series with host Jonathan Schaefer and featured in a segment of New Hampshire Public Television’s weekly broadcast, New Hampshire Outlook.

As a guitarist, he has given solo recitals and performances in venues such as New York City's Symphony Space, the Harris Theatre of the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium, the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm, and in conjunction with the Aspen Music Festival. He has also collaborated in live performances with other artists, including renowned bassist Mark Dresser, cellist Frances-Marie Uitti, the New York based chamber ensemble Janus, and composer Steven Mackey.

Lyrics

Arabescata

Written By: Andrew McKenna Lee

instrumental song- no lyrics

Discography

N/A

Set List

Contemporary Set- approximately 1 hour
Scordatura Suite- Andrew McKenna Lee (AML)
Variations, Fixations, and Fantasies- AML
Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea- AML
Electric Counterpoint- Steve Reich (in progress...)

Classical repertoire Set- approximately 1 hour
Sonatina- Lennox Berkeley
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro- JS Bach
4 Sonatas- D. Scarlatti
Sevilla- I. Albéniz